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almarsden
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VMware ESXi Crashing Dell R510 when shutting down VM

Evening all!

Just wondered if anyone could shed any light on an issue I'm having.

I'm running VMware ESXi 6.7.0U2 on a Dell Poweredge R510, I have FreeNAS and Windows 2016 server running as VM's both with various bits of hardware passed through to the OS's.

I recently added a Chelsio N320 10GB NIC to the system as it's supported by FreeNAS.

It works perfectly well in both Windows and FreeNAS as 'passthru' however, (regardless of the OS I've passed it to), shutting down the VM that has the card causes VMware to hang.

If I connect a monitor to the server I can VMware is doing a 'dump' and when it's finished I have to completely power cycle the server.

When it crashes the screen on the server shows something along the lines of 'card in PCIe slot 3 suffered a fatal error' (which is where the Chelsio NIC is).

Other than this everything works really well and in general use I don't need to shut down the server, however when I do I have to make sure the OS that has the card is the last to be shut down.

Just wondered if whyone else had encountered this problem and/or if anyone knew a solution?

Thanks!

Al

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IRIX201110141
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1. 6.7 and even 6.5 is not supportet on 11Gen. Dell Server or better on XEON with Nehalem/Westmere. You have updated with an inplance upgrade from 6.x to 6.7 right?

2. PCI Passtrough is a world of its own... on paper its only supportet for (v)GPU and nothing else

If youre running 6.0 or 6.5 does it also crashed the Host?

Regards

Joerg

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anvanster
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Hi,

Adding to the previous comment. Chelsio N320 card is a legacy card and not supported by VMware at all.

FreeNAS, same as windows has VMXNET3 drivers so you can use a standard vSwitch and not passthrough.

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